Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Food Packaging: How plastic totes conquered spinach

September 9, 2003
In the not-so-distant past, Savoy spinach moved from farm fields to supermarket shelves in wooden bushel baskets.
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Food Packaging: Wrappers help kill microbes

August 13, 2003
Packaging systems are being designed to meet the food safety imperative.

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Food Packaging: In package temperature sensors gain converts

August 13, 2003
With the outdoor barbecue season in full swing, cases of foodborne illnesses are at their annual peak.
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Food Packaging: VisionSeal targets poultry packers

August 13, 2003
Buoyed by wide acceptance in the UK, Multivac Inc. is mounting a North American push for VisionSeal, a system that delivers hermetically sealed packages of cooked meats and raw chicken.
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Engineering R&D: Squeeze play

August 12, 2003
Advances in filtration technology are making new products possible in food and beverage.
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Shock and Awe for Microbes

August 7, 2003
With safety advocates demanding regime change for microbial life forms in food plants, processors are evaluating new systems that may or may not be effective.
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Better Products Through Better Control

August 6, 2003
Process control can only advance as far as technology will let it. Happily, those tools continue to improve.
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New-Age beverage Plant

June 6, 2003
New soft-drink facilities have become a rarity. That put added pressure to do it right with Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ North Carolina greenfield project.
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Food Production’s Juggling Act

June 6, 2003
As Food Engineering’s Automation & Manufacturing Conference made clear, processors have to cope with a lot more issues than increased throughput in today’s market.
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Engineering R&D: Challenges in sanitary engineering

June 6, 2003
Significant hurdles had to be overcome to bring FMC FoodTech’s freezer design up to a higher food-safety standard.
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